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After serving a two-match suspension, Arsenal striker Carlos Vela said he is eager to return to the Mexican national team ahead of Wednesday's game in Honduras.

On Monday, the Mexican national team made their way to Honduras. The Mexico City airport was full of fans waiting to get a glimpse of their heroes. One of the most waited for was Carlos Vela, who was suspended for Saturday’s match against Costa Rica.

Vela said he was eager to make the trip to Honduras.

The Mexican striker has seen increased playing time in Arsenal. Vela would also be a perfect suit to play alongside Andres Guardado. After being in Europe for so long Vela was ready to return to Mexico and hopefully make a start.

“I’ve been waiting to come back to Mexico and play, I’m already here I need to make the most of the opportunities and enjoy the moment,” Vela said.

The last time Vela was on the roster for Eriksson was against Honduras, in November of last year. The Mexican squad lost that night by an own goal from Ricardo Osorio. Although they did lose the Mexican forward said that they don’t see this as a game to get revenge.

“The game in November is in the past,” said Vela, who was sent off in the game. “We need to think of this game as a different one and as a different rival in order to win.”

The Mexicans have found it hard to win away from home. They will play at Honduras and will have the chance to show that they are the top dog in Concacaf. If Mexico wins and both the U.S. and Costa Rica do not win, Mexico would be taking over the leadership of the Hexagonal group. But the most important thing for Vela is gaining all three points away from home

“This is an important game because we have to keep gaining points,” he said.

Vela will hope to start against Honduras. Vela mentioned that if he makes one goal then more would come, which is vital because every goal counts and we saw that when Mexico made the hexagonal.

Sylvestre Adame, Goal.com

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